Maoists Fire, Detonate Landmine During Security Operation
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A team of security personnel returning from an operation in a Maoist stronghold escaped unscathed after the ultras fired at them and also detonated a landmine in Odisha's Malkangiri district today.

The Maoists fired on the security personnel returning from Kanaguda village, considered a Maoist den, from nearby hills with the exchange of fire continuing for about two hours, Kalimela police station in-charge Surendra Kumar Nayak said.

The police fired 70 rounds at the Maoists, some of whom were suspected to have been injured, Nayak said.

A powerful landmine was also detonated by the Maoists at Gamphakonda area nearby, but the security forces comprising the BSF, Special Operation Group of the Orissa police and local police, had safely passed the area, he said.

The remnants of the exploded landmine were collected by scientific experts in the team.

The villagers apparently had prior information about the raid and had fled before the arrival of the security forces.
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